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Harry Hadden-Paton, Laura Carmichael, Tuppence Middleton and Allen Leech star in Downton Abbey: A New Era. Focus Features hide caption

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Downton Abbey is back, but this time the family is going on the road to France. ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The new Downton Abbey film is here, and its creator says misery isn't compulsory

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Jessica (Tilda Swinton) consults an engineer (Juan Pablo Urrego) in an effort to understand the mysterious sound she's hearing in Memoria. Neon films hide caption

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'Memoria' is a marvelously strange sonic detective story

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Netflix has changed its corporate culture memo to warn employees that it will include content with viewpoints they may find harmful. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In this image from video released by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office, Alec Baldwin gestures while talking with investigators following a fatal shooting last year on the Rust movie set in Santa Fe, N.M. AP hide caption

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Anamaria Vartolomei stars as a literature student who discovers she's pregnant after a brief fling in Happening. Wild Bunch hide caption

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Timely and urgent, 'Happening' is a film that speaks to today's abortion debate

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Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, Benedict Wong as Wong, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios hide caption

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Xochitl Gomez, Benedict Wong, and Benedict Cumberbatch star in Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness. Marvel Studios hide caption

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Alexander Skarsgård is on a quest to avenge his father's murder in The Northman. Focus Features hide caption

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Alexander Skarsgård lost his voice — and found catharsis — as a Viking berserker

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Mark Hamill (right) and Anthony Daniels reprise their roles of Luke Skywalker and C-3PO in the radio adaptation of Star Wars. Steve Smith hide caption

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On May the 4th, let's remember the time NPR had a 'Star Wars' radio drama

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Encore: Movie theater owners are optimistic big audiences will return

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in James Cameron's 1997 hit film, Titanic. CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images hide caption

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Filmmaker and author John Waters at his home in Baltimore. This year marks the 50th anniversary of his landmark film, Pink Flamingos, and he's releasing his first novel, Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance. Jared Soares for NPR hide caption

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A lot of material from this John Waters interview couldn't be published

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The Netflix logo is seen on top of their office building in Hollywood, Calif. The streaming service has laid off some employees of its companion website called Tudum. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Netflix promised good jobs at Tudum. Now, one of its teams has been laid off

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Twins Joséphine and Gabrielle Sanz are 8-year-old playmates in Petite Maman. Lilies Films hide caption

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'Petite Maman' is the best — and most surreal — family movie you'll see in a while

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